Saffron Tea is a mood-lifting, refreshing herbal beverage full of anti-depressants. All you need is hot water, saffron threads, sugar, and a few spices to make a cup of saffron tea. Here’s how to make tea with saffron!
Saffron is one of the moderately expensive spices. It is obtained from crocus sativus linné.
Moreover, it is very popular in Indian cuisine. It also protects the body.
Then you would surely love this soothing Kesar Chai as well, people! Saffron Tea is a power-packed, saffron loaded concoction.
This tea is similar to Kashmiri Kahwa. However, unlike Zafrani Chai made from milk, this one is water-based.
But, it is equally rejuvenating when made from quality saffron.
Most importantly, taste-wise, this Kesar Tea is just perfect. Sweet, slightly spicy and invigorating at the same time.
Also, as it is water-based, your calories remain in check when you are consuming saffron beverage like this one.
The health benefits of this tea are uncountable. Saffron is the “sunshine” spice.
It means that it lifts up your mood. Hence, it is a cure for depression. Your blood pressure remains in check with this tea.
Plus, it also fights heart disease. Moreover, it also enhances our memory and prevents cancer.
Lastly, making it is very quick and easy. Therefore, you can make it any day at any time.
And, it perfectly fits on your tea party menu or a BFF brunch meet-up as well.
Furthermore, you may also serve saffron tea with milk and give it a Persian or Moroccan touch.
If not, then even as it is, you would be blown away after sipping it once!
Did I tell you that it can also be served chilled?
Finally, turn this summer all the more saffron-ish with this one of its kind tea using my quick recipe! Note it down, then?
Where to buy saffron from?
Saffron is a very expensive ingredient and hence more prone to adulteration.
So you must make sure to buy saffron from a trusted source only. I generally order this brand of saffron for my use.
If you say in the US, you can order from here.
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Step by Step Recipe
Heat water in a pan and bring it to boil.
Once the water starts to boil, add sugar, saffron, cinnamon, ginger, lemon wedges and mint leaves in the pan.
Let the tea simmer for 5-7 minutes. Strain the tea and serve hot.
Saffron Tea Recipe
- 1/2 litre Water
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- .25 g Saffron
- 1 stick Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Ginger (Grated)
- 2-3 Lemon Wedges
- 10-12 Mint Leaves
- Heat water in a pan and bring it to boil.
- Once the water starts to boil, add sugar, saffron, cinnamon, ginger, lemon wedges and mint leaves in the pan.
- Let the tea simmer for 5-7 minutes.
- Strain the tea and serve hot.